As the state's lead "bug man," Noel L.H. Krauss got to travel the world looking for insects. His mission: hunt up parasites and predators with which to conduct biological warfare against alien weeds, insects and snails.
Krauss died last Monday in Kaiser Hospital. He was 86.
For more than 30 years, Krauss served as the state's (and the territory's) exploratory entomologist, roaming the globe searching for beneficial insects. He found more than a few.
"Long after Noel leaves us, the results of his work will show up," said Clifton Davis, chief of the state's entomology branch, when Krauss retired in 1967. "His work is outstanding. We will be hard-
pressed to find a replacement. You just don't find them these days with Noel's qualifications."
Most of Krauss' collecting was done in rustic, back-country conditions. His travels took him to many places, including Malaya, Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji, the mainland, Panama, Guam, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, West Africa and India.
An unassuming man, Krauss downplayed his adventurous life in a 1967 interview with the Star-Bulletin.
"There hasn't been anything startling," he said. "The work itself is very interesting. I don't need much else."
It turns out Krauss survived a couple of typhoons, two revolutions (in Cuba and Thailand) and a bout with malaria in Kenya, East Africa.
Krauss was also a fellow at the Bishop Museum.
He is survived by sister Beatrice Krauss and several nieces and nephews.
Services are private.
Steven A. Aipa, 48, of Waianae, a truck farmer who was a district manager for the Honolulu Advertiser, died last Saturday in Waianae. He is survived by wife Wilhelmina L. "Billie"; children Paula-Jean L. Young, Edward S.K. and Walter K. Aipa, Paul C. Day, Jacob L. Magarro and Ryan Kaalau; father William A.; mother Alice H.K.; brothers William K. and John Aipa, Daniel Meyer and Ronald Kim; sisters Alice Spencer, Rebecca Kamakeeaina and Eloise Aipa; half sisters Teuila Kahoohui, Vailo and Blanche Fifagaloa; and five grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Lucy K. Doiron, 79, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired dishwasher for the Hanalei Plantation Hotel, died Thursday at home. She is survived by son Ezere Pa; daughters Leiliwin Mahuiki and Winona Aipia; stepson Sam Pa; 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Black Pot Park in Hanalai, Kauai. Casual attire.
Leona M. Kahawaiola'a, 44, of Kaneohe, a physical education teacher for Waianae High School and former athletic director for St. Francis High School, died Wednesday in Castle Hospital. She is survived by parents Antone J. and Momi B.; brother Francis P.; sisters Toni M. Hopkins and Napua Kahawaiola'a; grandmother Esther Wailiula; and hanai son Nalu Lalawai. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
William R. "Bill" Loux, 68, of Honolulu, a construction worker and leather artist, died Wedensday in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Pat Medeiros; sons Michael Garcia and Dennis Loux; daughters Lorena L. Jones and Corinne "Corky" Underwood; hanai sons Robert and Gregory Medeiros; hanai daughters Roberta Higgins, Kathleen Haskins, Terri Rodriquez, Joann Mederios and Debra Magsayo; sister Maxine Mast; nine grandchildren; 19 hanai grandchildren; and one hanai great-grandchild. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Inurnment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Omit flowers.
Antonia "Irene" Macadaan, 75, of Hayward, Calif., will be remembered in services in Hawaii. Macadaan died Tuesday at home. She is survived by husband Bobby; sons Paul L. Labor, Eugene, Richard and Wilfred Lizama, and Robert Macadaan; daughters Chris L. Sablan, Doreen Carr, Martha Campiotti and Francine McDonald; brothers Celino, Johnny, Basilio and David Demicilio; sisters Ingracia Saniatan and Marcella Oman; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Charles O. Pawai Jr., 58, of Honolulu, a state book binder, died Oct. 11 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He is survived by mother Roseline K.; daughters Lynn, Mulang, Amoe and Puanani; sons Hartmann and Kevin; sisters Vivian Perriera, Wyomie Tanis, Roseline Pedro and Esther Armbruster; brothers David Puakela and Richard Pawai; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dorothy J. Rodman, 93, of Portland, Ore., a former Mid-Pacific Institute teacher, died Sept. 29 in Oregon. She is survived by nieces Doris Jewett, Nancy Braguier and Sharon Rodman; and nephew John F. Private services.
George W. Smith, 83, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a Hilo County road work laborer, died Thursday in Hilo Hospital. He is survived by sisters Jennie S. Cordeiro, Thelma Costa and Agatha Spriggs; brother Samuel Goins; and caretakers William F. and Dorothy Roy. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Veterans Cemetery II. Aloha attire.
Tatsuo Tanda, 68, of Whitmore Village, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree, died Monday in Whitmore Village. He is survived by wife Toyoko; sons Glenn and Daniel; daughters Gayle Nakamura and Doreen Sakamoto; sisters Jean Y. Akagi and Nancy S. Akahane; and six grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nanette D. "Nani" Wahinehookae will be remembered in a 11:30 a.m. service Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward, 622 N. Judd St. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.
Bert F. Albers, 85, of Waikiki, a World War II veteran, died Oct. 9 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joanne; daughter Susan Holcombe; son Lee W.; sister Mrs. Robert Kemper, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Darrell H. Arisue, 30, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kaneohe, a former loan officer for the Honolulu Federal Employee's Federal Credit Union, died Oct. 12 in Las Vegas. He is survived by mother Mutsuko; brothers Gary S., Blane T. and Wesley Y., and grandmother Shizuko. Memorial service: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Shirley Silva Bird, 61, of Honolulu, a retired bank teller, died Wednesday. She is survived by son William; mother Alice P. Silva, and sister Geraldine Mendes. Service 2 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after noon. Entombment will follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Donations in her memory may be made to Sacred Hearts Academy Alumni Association.
Ernest August Bortfeld, 87, of Honolulu, a retired federal worker for the Navy, died Oct. 12 in Mesa, Ariz. He is survived by son William; daughters Marie Hutchinson and Patricia Dale; brother Charles; sisters May Simao and Alice Neiters; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: Mass at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ana Leon Guerrero Chargualaf, 81, of Pearl City, a retired nursing assistant at the Guam Naval Hospital, died Wednesday at Hale Ho Aloha. She is survived by sons Francisco and Edward; daughter Elizabeth, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren. Services: Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at 11:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery of the Pacific.
Paul Z. Fujii, 56, of Honolulu, vice president and float manager for Central Pacific Bank's Controller's Division, died Thursday at home. He is survived by brother Albert K. and sisters Grace F. Marumoto, Mazie T. Fujinaka, Elsie T. Ishida and Elaine R. Yamanoha. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kami Gushikuma, 94, of Honolulu died Oct. 11 at Hale Pulama Mau. She is survived by sons Kinsaku, Henry, David and Edwin; daughters Sakayo Miyasato, Yoshie Nakama, Kiyoko Miyashiro, Betsy Towne and Naomi Yamamoto, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A private memorial service was held.
Edward A. Halloway Jr., 75, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., a retired Hawaii prison guard who also was a piano tuner and guitar teacher, died Oct. 7 in California. Halloway, a U.S. Army veteran, served during World War II. He is survived by son Edward; daughters Aryhana Harada and Mary L. Drake; brothers Kenneth E. Halloway and John Andrew, and five grandchildren. Services: Mass at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Helen Kotrady, 79, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, died Thursday in Arlington. She is survived by niece Florine Foerster and nephews John H. Hagstrom and Richard Wanush. Memorial services to be held. Donations in her memory are suggested to St. Francis Hospital or to projects in process at Kawaiahao Church.
In Sook Lee, 66, of Honolulu, the fine jewelry department supervisor at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange, died Wednesday at her home. She is survived by husband Herbert; son Gabriel; daughters Debra Houck, Patricia Tompkins, Grace Lee and Barbara Lee, and five grandchildren. Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
George Albert Luce,59, of Honolulu, a retired real estate salesman, died Friday at Queen's Medical Center. He is survived by wife Shirley; daughters Tammy Lynn Robbins and Lori Ann Stevens, and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Ethel T. Shower, 85, of Honolulu, a retired office administrator for the Boy Scouts of America, died Oct. 7 in Kaiser Hospital. She is survived by sisters Hisako Hiramoto and Mildred "Mieko" Totoki and stepchildren Hazen "Jack" Shower, Margaret Ann Watson and Nancy Stickel. Private services.
Lude C. Striker, 71, of Honolulu, a retired civil service employee for the U.S. Army and a former Kapiolani Community College employee, died Oct. 15 at St. Francis Hospice. She is survived by husband William; daughter Ruth Teramac, a grandson and a great-granddaughter. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Frank J. Taschler, 74, of Aiea died Thursday at home. He is survived by wife Irene; daughters Theresa Miyamoto and Mary Jane Koberlein, and four grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery, at St. Louis, Mo.
Paul P. Wallrabenstein, 87, of Honolulu, a Department of Agriculture retiree, died last Monday in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Paul P. Jr. and James J.; daughter Mary E. Burlison; sister Elda Dowler, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Vinita D. "Debbie" Best Wright, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Pineapple executive secretary, died Tuesday in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman. Private services. Donations suggested to the Institute for Human Services or the American Cancer Society.
Florence Pang Young, 72, of Honolulu, died Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center. She is survived by husband Kulven; son Byron; daughter Valarie Ho; brothers Lawrence Pang, Joseph Pang and Jerry Pang; sister Lily Bennett, and eight grandchildren. Services: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 7:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.